/ 24 July 2022

SENATOR Bong Go is in support to the proposed review of the K to 12 program being implemented by the Department of Education, noting it has both benefits and drawbacks.

“I welcome any review sa existing K to 12 program. Tingnan natin nang mabuti. Alam n’yo, marami ang disadvantages, mayroon ding advantages nitong K to 12 lalo na ngayon, nagbago na ang takbo dahil sa pandemya,” Go said.

The senator added the country must adjust to the new normal and the education system must be capable of meeting the demands of the post-pandemic global economy.

“Ibig kong sabihin, makibagay lang tayo sa bagong sistema sa ating edukasyon, sa makabagong panahon sa new normal,” he further said.

“Tingnan nang mabuti, i-review natin nang maayos kung makatutulong pa rin ito sa K to 12 lalo na ngayon dalawang taon po medyo na-behind ang mga estudyante,” added the senator.

President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. already gave instructions to review the program, according to Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte-Carpio.

The Commission on Higher Education also previously stated it is interested in reviewing the effectiveness of the program, saying data is already available for evaluation.

Go has long been advocating for the improvement of the country’s education system.

He co-authored the bill which became Republic Act 11510, institutionalizing the Alternative Learning System and improves the delivery of basic education to the underserved and disadvantaged.